Mean cell hemoglobin
concentration (MCHC) was calculated using the following equation:
This included hemoglobin estimation, red blood cell count, total leukocyte count, platelet count, packed cell volume (PCV), mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell hemoglobin
(MCH), mean cell hemoglobin
concentration% (MCHC) and red cell distribution width (RDW).
(19) The test measures the mean cell hemoglobin
(MCH) of reticulocytes.
The mean cell volume (MCV) and mean cell hemoglobin
(MCH) are increased, with a mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) within the reference range.
Data are means +- SD, Hb= Hemoglobin, PCV= Packed Cell Volume, MCV= Mean Cell Volume, MCH= Mean Cell Hemoglobin
, MCHC= Mean Cell Hemoglobin
Concentration, RDW= Red Cell Distribution Width, Fe= Serum iron, TIBC= Total Iron Binding Capacity, % Sat= % Saturation of Transferrin, Fer= Ferritin, N= Normal, M= Male, F= Female, IDA= Iron Deficiency Anemia, Thal= ss Thalassemia Minor.
In a longitudinal study of elderly Swedes, mean HGB declined from 140 to 138 g/L in healthy women and from 152 to 141 g/L in healthy men between ages 70 and 88.7 Another study showed that although HGB levels were slightly lower in hospitalized adults (mean age 70) than in younger healthy controls (mean age 36), other RBC measures including hematocrit (HCT), mean cell hemoglobin
(MCH), and red cell distribution width (RDW) were equivalent.